Safran named one of Top 100 Global Innovators for 2013 

Safran was named one of the Top 100 Global Innovators for 2013 by Thomson Reuters, the multinational media and information firm. This award recognizes the 100 world's most innovative companies and research organizations.

The award ceremony was held at Thomson Reuters' Paris office, where Hervé Devred, Safran's head of intellectual property, received Safran's award as one of the Top 100 Global Innovators for 2013. This award recognizes Safran's continuous innovation policy, designed to support its differentiation strategy in fiercely competitive global markets. Safran was one of 11 French companies and organizations chosen in the 2013 ranking*.

Thomson Reuters' ranking, based on the number of patents filed during the year, as well as their international reach, clearly illustrates Safran ability to innovate and to protect its expertise. The Top 100 Global Innovator award is also a major factor in boosting a company's recognition, especially among students and young engineers.

* Alcatel Lucent, Arkema, CEA, CNRS, Airbus Group, IFP Energies Nouvelles, L'Oréal, Michelin, Saint-Gobain, Thales, Valeo.

Go to the Top 100 Global Innovators page on Thomson Reuters' website, and see the international majors joining Safran on the list for 2013, including Boeing, GE, Lockheed Martin, Eaton Corporation and United Technologies : http://top100innovators.com